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Updated 2018 Withholding Tables Issued

The IRS has issued updated 2018 withholding tables that reflect the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new law makes numerous changes affecting individual taxpayers in 2018. The new tables reflect the increased standard deduction, repeal of personal exemptions and changes in tax…

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TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT (H.R. 1) – Businesses, Tax-Exempt Orgs & International

BUSINESSES Corporate Taxes H.R. 1 calls for a 21-percent corporate tax rate beginning in 2018. The new law makes the new rate permanent. The maximum corporate tax rate currently tops out at 35 percent. Although the current 2017 maximum corporate tax rate is 35 percent, many corporations…

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TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT (H.R. 1) – Individuals

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) has been approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. After a last-minute procedural glitch that required the Senate to vote first on the final bill, the most sweeping change to the U.S. tax code in decades cleared the…

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Ways and Means Approved GOP’s Amended Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee on November 9 approved the GOP’s amended Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill (HR 1) by a 24-to-16 party-line vote, thus concluding a four-day markup of the bill. The measure now moves to the House Rules Committee and then the House floor.…

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Trump/GOP Leaders Unveil Tax Reform Framework

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress unveiled a framework for tax reform on September 27. The nine-page framework broadly describes tax proposals ranging from lower rates for individuals and businesses to repeal of certain tax preferences, but it leaves actual legislative language to congressional taxwriting committees.…

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Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act of 2017 (HR 3717)

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 8, 2017 Mr. Chabot (for himself and Ms. Velázquez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify income tax compliance for small businesses,…

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House Lawmakers Examine Small Business Tax Reform

The momentum on Capitol Hill for comprehensive tax reform remains strong as House and Senate lawmakers continue to put forth and debate reform ideas. The House Small Business Committee held an October 4 hearing examining, in particular, tax reform for small businesses. During the hearing, lawmakers and…

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Casualty, Theft & Disaster Losses

There are two types of losses individuals and businesses sustain that will give them tax relief. Casualty & Theft Losses Casualty results in a deductible loss only if property is physically destroyed or damaged from an event that is sudden, unexpected or unusual such as a fire,…

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Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas

The IRS announced that affected taxpayers in Texas will receive tax relief with extended upcoming filing deadlines for extended tax returns and estimated tax payments, and penalties associated with payroll deposits. Individuals who reside or have a business in Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston,…

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ACA Repeal & Replacement Fails in Senate; Administrative Changes Possible

At press time, it appears that legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – including its taxes – will not be revisited until after Congress’ August recess. Although there have not been any legislative changes to the ACA, there could be administrative changes. “The…

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